Yesterday Tara and I had our first training session of the week. I went back and read her blog to see if she tore me apart for missing Monday’s workout. In her kindest form, Tara left out that upon taking the time to get ready, drive to the gym, etc. she walked in on her Trainer pale as can be and I was almost ready to be sick to my stomach (flu). We sat there for a minute and then it was obvious I was not fit to train her. I hate cancelling sessions, and it happens very rarely but I felt even more awful because it was the start of her holidays and I really thought I could tough it out – or I would have had the decency to call and inform her. Nevertheless, I went home and tried to shake the flu and she powered on and did the workout as planned … or pretty damn close.
That bought us to Wednesday. So with me screwing up our first session, I was pumped to get her back in and make it up to her, but then saw a missed call from her. I called her back to hear the frustration in her voice as she explained she`d be late. One thing I really enjoy about training Tara is that she really enjoys exercise and does it, amongst other reasons, to have fun while getting fit. Today was the day for a change. The entire workout now revolved around the sled. She started with her rows and external rotators to stabilize her shoulders through the difficult movements with the sled. She did the prep work just fine and then it was on to the sled that I had pre-load with lots of weight. She immediately noticed how important grip strength is in `strongman training` but put together a solid effort. First I wanted her to get used to using her whole body to move the weight around, but she glared at me as if to say ``I`m not a wuss, put more weight on``. I did and then she got down to it. She set a pace with an impressive 3 laps (back and forth) of our Group-Exercise studio and got 60 seconds to rest. She completed 3 sets of 3 laps and we got what we wanted out of it – a fun workout that took a ton of effort!
We are back on tomorrow morning for another workout and I want to keep at least one thing interesting to her this session as well. It was great to see her food journal on the blog, and the Grando story was quite amusing as well. Until the morning, I hope she`s enjoying her holidays and comes ready to work tomorrow.